Homeland security

Lt. Governor Sheehy serves as the Director of Homeland Security. The Homeland Security initiative is designed to develop, coordinate and implement a comprehensive strategy for the protection of the citizens and assets of Nebraska from attacks using weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological and nuclear. The Nebraska Homeland Security Policy Group is charged with assessing strategic alternatives and recommending broad courses of action for the development of the comprehensive strategies.

The website of US Department of Homeland Security is: http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/

Critical Infrastructure:

Protecting and ensuring the continuity of the critical infrastructure of Nebraska are essential to not only Nebraska but to the United States’ security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of like. A Critical infrastructure are the assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, so vital to Nebraska and the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof. NIAC works with each specific sector to develop a partnership with them.

Nebraska’s 18 sectors are; Food and Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Chemical, Commercial Facilities, Communications, Critical Manufacturing, Dams, Defense Industrial Base, Emergency Services, Energy, Government Facilities, Healthcare and Public Health, Information Technology, National Monuments and Icons, Nuclear Reactors, Materials and Waste, Postal and Shipping, Transportation Systems, and Water.